Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! December 2, 1950

OK, this is late, obviously, but as someone else said, it looks like fun.  Randy, over at Genea-Musings, has challenged us.
Your mission, should you deign to accept it (come on, it's fun!), is to:
1) Go to the dMarie Time Capsule Website -
2) Select a date in your family history that you want to know about. You might pick a birth date or wedding date of your parents or grandparents.
3) Enter the date into the search form, and select the news, songs, toys, books and other things that you want to feature.
4) Share the date, why you picked it, and the results of your Time Capsule study on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a comment or post on Facebook.
So off I go - I chose Charles Franklin Deller and Carolyn Jones Wedding day (I was just updating their profile in RootsMagic with media earlier today),  
December 2, 1950.  
Let's see what we find...

Top News Headlines this Week:
Nov 26 - China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
Nov 30 - US Pres Truman threatens China with atom bomb
Dec 2 - Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
Top Songs for 1950:
Harbor Lights by Sammy Kaye
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake by Eileen Barton
I Can Dream, Can't I? by Andrews Sisters
The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
All My Love by Patti Page
U.S. President
Harry S. Truman
U.S. Vice-President
Alben W. Barkley
Academy Award Winners
Best Picture: All About Eve, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Best Actor:  Jose Ferrer in Cyrano De Bergerac
Best Actress: Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday
People born on December 2
1950 - Merrill Ashley, St Paul MN, ballerina (NYC Ballet)
On TV in 1950
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Burns & Allen Show
Top Books in 1950
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham-Smith
1950 Prices:
Bread: $0.14/loaf
Milk: $0.82/gal
Eggs: $0.70/doz
Car: $1,750
Gas: $0.27/gal
House: $14,500
Stamp: $0.03/ea
Avg Income: $3,815/yr
Min Wage: $0.75/hr
DOW Avg: 235
They were right... this *was* fun!  And educational!

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